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ISSMGE News & Information Circular April 2019

ISSMGE News & Information Circular April 2019
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Please visit the ISSMGE website – for full details of all ISSMGE activities. This circular is also available from the web:

1.Are We Over-designing? – A Survey of International Practice

A joint initiative by the CAPG, the YMPG, TC205 - Safety and Serviceability, and TC304 - Risk. This survey is intended to assess the consistency of calculation models and design methods for a variety of geotechnical structures and, where possible, to compare the results with full-scale tests and reliability analyses. To participate in the survey please click here.





Laurence Wesley (USA)

Wednesday 13th March 2019

12 P.M. GMT (noon)

(What) To teach or not to teach - from theory to practice.

Click herefor a full list of previously recorded ISSMGE webinars. Past webinars with a common theme have been grouped together to create courses within the ISSMGE Virtual University and information about these can be found here. A new course on soil characterisation has been added:

Please note that a couple of webinars in French have been added to the list on the website.

3."Les dessous des grands travaux" – a virtual exhibition now online

The Comité Français de Mécanique des Sols et de Géotechnique (CFMS) is pleased to announce that the virtual geotechnical museum is now online at This initiative is based on the "Les dessous des grands travaux" exhibition hosted by the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Paris, and presented at the 18ICSMGE held in 2013. It is available in French and English.


The latest edition of the ISSMGE Bulletin (Volume 13, Issue 1, February 2019) is available from the website from:

5.ISSMGE Foundation

The next deadline for receipt of applications for awards from the ISSMGE Foundation is the 1st May 2019. Click here for further information on the ISSMGE Foundation.


For a listing of all ISSMGE and ISSMGE supported conferences, and full information on all events, including deadlines, please go to the Events page at: Click here and follow the links to your favourite events.

The following are events that have been added since the previous Circular:


4° Congreso Internacional de Fundaciones Profundas de Bolivia 23-05-2019 - 25-05-2019

Marriot Hotel, Santa Cruz, Bolivia; Languages: English/Spanish; Organiser: INCOTEC S.A., SBMSIG , TC212 ISSMGE, Contact person: Mario Terceros, Phone: +591 77801701, Fax: +591 3 3429525; Email:; Website:;

International Symposium of Geotechnical Aspects of Heritage Structures (SGHS 2019), 16-09-2019 - 18-09-2019

IIT Madras, Chennai, India; Language: English; Organiser: National Centre for Safety of Heritage Structure of IIT Madras (NCSHS-IITM) and IGS-Chennai Chapter in collaboration with IGS-Trichy Chapter and Anna University under the aegis of Technical Committee (TC301) of ISSMGE; Contact person: Subhadeep Banerjee; Address: BSB117A, Dept of Civil Eng, IIT Madras; Phone: +919840132095, Email:,; Website:

11ème édition des Journées Africaines de la Géotechnique – 21-10-2019 - 24-10-2019

Niamey, Niger , Languages: French and English language; Organisers: CTGA and ALBT, Website:; Email:

International Conference on Case Histories and Soil Properties, 05-12-2019 - 06-12-2019

Furama Riverfront Hotel, Singapore; Language: English; Organiser: Geotechnical Society of Singapore; Contact person: Geotechnical Society of Singapore; Address: 1 Liang Seah Street #02-11; Email:; Website:

XIII International Symposium on Landslides (13ISL) - Cartagena 2020 - 15-06-2020 - 19-06-2020

Hotel Las Américas, Cartagena; Colombia; Language: English; Organiser: Colombian Geotechnical Society, Contact person: Juan Montero Olarte; Address: Transversal 28B No. 37-47; Phone: 57 1 2694260; Fax: 57 1 2694260; Email:; Website:;

Non-ISSMGE Events

International Symposium on SPH and Other Particle-Based Continuum Methods and their Applications in Geomechanics, 11-09-2019 - 13-09-

Institute of Geotechnical Engineering, BOKU, Vienna, Austria. Language: English; Organiser: Institute of Geotechnical Engineering, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna (BOKU)

Contact: Prof. Wei Wu, Address: Feistmantelstrasse 4, Phone: +4314765487300, Fax: +4314765487309, Email:; Website:

4th International Symposium on Frontiers in Offshore Geotechnics - 16-08-2020 - 19-08-2020

University of Texas, Austin, United States; Language: English; Organiser: ISFOG 2020 Organising Committee; Contact person: Phil Watson, Address: The University of Western Australia; Phone: 0418881280; Email:; Website:;

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